Winter Feeding.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Kennyog, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Kennyog

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Other than the usual scratch,cracked corn,etc. Is there anything you can feed poultry to help them during the winter months? To help generate body heat. i have heard of people feeding black sunflower seeds. thank you in advance for your replies.
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Warm oatmeal.
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes warm oatmeal or rice [​IMG]
     
  4. Kennyog

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess you prepare it the same as if you were going to eat it?
     
  5. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NOt to generate warmth, but to give them some fun entertainment, you can tie a cabbage and hang it. They will peck at it. It'll take them a while to get used to it, but they will love it.
     
  6. Kennyog

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Will they eat it or just play with it?
     
  7. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they will do both. [​IMG]
     
  8. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Will they eat it or just play with it?

    Same thing!
     
  9. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put cabbage,carrots,apples and celery on a string and tie it in the coop from the roosts,and I also do that out in there run,its nice in the winter time if they are confined its give them something to do.
     
  10. Kennyog

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow! I didn't realize they would eat so many different veggies.
     

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